Mezzo-Soprano Olivia Vote Wins the 2019 Jensen Competition


MAY 18 2019 – NEW YORK CITY, NY – Today, the Fritz & Lavinia Jensen Foundation awarded Olivia Vote First Place in the 20th annual Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition in New York City. For the final day of the competition, Ms. Vote, a mezzo-soprano, performed “Air de lettre” from Jules Massenet’s Werther, “Je vais mourir” from Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz, and “Wie du Warst” from Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. Ms. Vote received $15,000 as first place winner.

Other 2019 Jensen award winners were mezzo-soprano Corrie Stallings (Second Place Award Winner - $10,000), soprano Teresa Castillo (Third Place Award Winner - $7,500), and soprano Sylvia D’Eramo (Munday Encouragement Award Winner - $3,000).

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